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K2-29 b/WASP-152 b: An Aligned and Inflated Hot Jupiter in a Young Visual Binary

A. Santerne, G. Hébrard, J. Lillo Box, D. J. Armstrong, S. C. C. Barros, O. Demangeon, D. Barrado, A. Debackere, M. Deleuil, E. Delgado Mena, M. Montalto, D. Pollacco, H. P. Osborn, S. G. Sousa, L. Abe, V. Zh. Adibekyan, J.-M. Almenara, P. André, G. Arlic, G. Barthe, P. Bendjoya, J. Behrend, I. Boisse, F. Bouchy, H. Boussier, M. Bretton, D. Brown, B. Carry, A. Cailleau, E. Conseil, G. Coulon, B. Courcol, B. Dauchet, J.-C. Dalouzy, M. Deldem, O. Desormières, P. Dubreuil, J.-M. Fehrenbach, S. Ferratfiat, R. Girelli, J. Gregorio, S. Jaecques, F. Kugel, J. Kirk, O. Labrevoir, J. C. Lachurié, K. W. F. Lam, P. Le Guen, P. Martinez, L. P. A. Maurin, J. McCormac, J-B. Pioppa, U. Quadri, A. S. Rajpurohit, J. Rey, J.-P. Rivet, R. Roy, N. C. Santos, F. Signoret, L. Strabla, O. Suarez, D. Toublanc, M. Tsantaki, J.-M. Vienney, P. A. Wilson, M. Bachschmidt, F. Colas, O. Gerteis, P. Louis, J.-C. Mario, C. Marlot, J. Montier, V. Perroud, V. Pic, D. Romeuf, S. Ubaud, D. Verilhac

In the present paper we report the discovery of a new hot Jupiter, K2-29 b, first detected by the Super-WASP observatory and then by the K2 space mission during its campaign 4. The planet has a period of 3.25 days, a mass of 0.73 ± 0.04 M, and a radius of 1.19 ± 0.02 R. The host star is a relatively bright (V = 12.5) G7 dwarf with a nearby K5V companion. Based on stellar rotation and the abundance of lithium, we find that the system might be as young as ~450 Myr. The observation of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect shows that the planet is aligned with respect to the stellar spin. Given the deep transit (20 mmag), the magnitude of the star and the presence of a nearby stellar companion, the planet is a good target for both space- and ground-based transmission spectroscopy, in particular in the near-infrared where both stars are relatively bright.

planets and satellites: detection, stars: individual: EPIC21189792, techniques: high angular resolution, techniques: photometric, techniques: radial velocities, techniques: spectroscopic

The Astrophysical Journal
Volume 824, Number 1
2016 June

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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